Many employers want to hire foreign workers who possess skills that they need, but the employers have a difficult task in navigating their way through the thicket of complex immigration regulations pertinent to the hiring of those workers. Thus, it is always a good idea for those employers to have the aid and advice of counsel, but it is also helpful for them to have some basic overview of the federal immigration system as it relates to specific issues that employers often face.
For those employers who want some basic, free and helpful information that can makeit easier to understand the immigration system, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) provides a series of helpful “How Do I” Guides for Employers, such as:
- How Do I Hire a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment?
- How Do I Sponsor an Employee for Permanent Residence Status?
- How Do I Complete Form I-9 re: Employment Eligibility Verification?
- How Do I Use E-Verify?
These guides offer basic information relating to the immigration issues they cover, as well as phone numbers and other contact information for relevant agencies that can offer further assistance with pertinent forms and deadlines.
If you are an employer or an employer’s representative in charge of hiring and immigration compliance, and you need legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (847) 564-0712 for an appointment to speak with a qualified attorney. You can also check out our immigration law Website for more information.